Visiting the VLA

10 October 2019

This past week I was in New Mexico to visit the Very Large Array (VLA). Part of this was work on the open house as part of NRAO, and part was a meeting of folks from ACEAP.

Welcome to the VLA. Brian Koberlein
There are several signs that you have reached the VLA.
The A configuration Brian Koberlein
The antennas can be moved closer together or farther apart. They were in the A Configuration, which is the most widely spread configuration. Most people like when they are closer together, but I really like the grand sense of scale they had.
Heading Home. Christine Hirst
As I was heading for home, there was a bright rainbow in the sky. It was so bright that you can see the second rainbow.